Almost a third of adults in England are now obese, official figures show – an increase of 3% from last year.
The statistics from NHS Digital also show that just over 20% of children leaving primary school are also obese.
There were more than 700,000 obesity-related hospital admissions in 2017/18, up by 100,000 on the previous year, according to the latest figures.
Of the total number of admissions recorded in 2017/18, 10,660 had a primary diagnosis of obesity and 74% of these were women.
The peak age for being admitted for obesity was 45 to 54, before declining among older age groups.
Arthritis, health issues in pregnancy, gallstones and heart disease were recorded as major factors in admissions.
Nottingham and The Wirral were found to have much higher rates than the national average, with more than 3,000 per 100,000 population.
In contrast, Wokingham, Reading, West Berkshire and Richmond-upon-Thames all recorded admission rates below 500.
The figures are available here.